Semester 1, 2017

Mammalian Genetics

8 pages

3,449 words



Course Content:
Topics may include:
Review of mitosis, meiosis and information flow in biology
The organisation of genes, chromosomes and the human genome
Patterns of genetic inheritance - monogenic and polygenic traits, sex determination, analysis of
pedigree charts, calculating allele frequency
Genetic mutations - different types of genetic mutation and their relationship to disease
Molecular mechanisms of DNA damage and repair
Gene structure and regulation of expression: understanding how genes are switched on and off at
specific times and in specific tissues. Relationship between genome, transcriptome, proteome
Bioinformatics: obtaining and understanding information from large gene databases
Bioethics: handling and storage of genetic information, implications of genetic modification of animals
and crop plants
Modern DNA technologies and their applications




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